Animated by Telecom Animation Film, Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro premiered on Sunday, April 11th. Hirokazu Hanai is directing working off scripts supervised by Taku Kishimoto and character designs from Misaki Suzuki. The series is scheduled to run for 12 episodes, though this doesn't include any bonus episodes that have yet to be announced as of April 2021.
The series is based on a manga with the same name, which is up to ten volumes in Japan as of March 2021. The English version is being published by Vertical and is up to six volumes as of March 2021.
Here's the new thing that bothers me about this series. Any time we see any kind of development of Hayase as a character, it happens in the second half of the episode while the first half is just for the laughs. This means that if you genuinely want to see Hayase develop at all, you have to sit through approximately fifteen minutes worth of not funny. That's a pretty big weekly sacrifice of time to make.
Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Episode 4 Release Date
Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro airs early in the morning on Sundays in Japan. This means that it will appear outside of Japan on Saturday, May 1st.
Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Episode 4 Release Time
This series airs at 1 am early Sunday morning in Japan and streams immediately after that on Crunchyroll outside of Japan. This translates into the episode appearing at the following times on Saturday around the world:
Pacific Time: 9 am
Central Time: 11 am
Eastern Time: 12 pm
British Time: 5 pm
Don't Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro continues to do an excellent job of appealing to a very particular niche audience (you know who you are). If you're outside of that niche, however, there's little here that will appeal to you. I wish I could say that this series is slowly making Hayase into a likable character, but that's a big lie that I can't even get past my lips. Maybe someday we'll see a likable Hayase, but that day is not today.
If you enjoy this type of comedy, you're likely already invested in this series while everyone else has long since moved on, which is probably for the best.